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Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009

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3(1)The amount of an MSP resettlement grant or MSP ill-health retirement grant is to be equal to the appropriate percentage of the annual MSP salary payable in accordance with section 81(1) of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46) when the individual stopped being an MSP.S

appropriate percentage” means the higher of—

(a)

50%, and

(b)

X%, “X” being equal to—

where “A” is the number of complete continuous years for which the individual has been an MSP (up to a maximum of 12).

(2)When determining “A”, any period during which the individual to whom the grant is payable was a dual mandate MSP is to be reduced by the same proportion as the individual's MSP salary was reduced during that period by virtue of section 82(2) of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46)).

(3)Sub-paragraph (2) does not apply in relation to any period—

(a)during which an individual who is an MSP on the day on which this paragraph comes into force is an MSP, and

(b)which occurs before the first general election held under Part 1 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46) after that day.

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